Investing in the “Other” Golden and Atom Age Comics

notimelikethepastAgain, something different, going to take a glance at Golden and Atom Age comics that are NOT Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Sci Fi, Superhero, War or Westerns.

All comics on this list are considered investment worthy by most. Probably no huge spikes, but you should enjoy a steady appreciation in price over time.

I am avoiding some of the “Big Boy” books like Pep #22, Archie #1, Famous Funnies and some others as they are just not obtainable by most. I am sure I missed a bunch, so feel free to let me know what was overlooked.

Books are listed alphabetically then numerically where necessary, some are more affordable than others.

Ace Comics

11 : 1st Phantom in comic books, SCARCE

11 : 1st Phantom in comic books, SCARCE

25 : 1st Prince Valiant

25 : 1st Prince Valiant

Dennis the Menace

1 : 1st Appearance DTM

1 : 1st Appearance DTM

Four Color Comics

Four Color v.1 #16SERIES 1

4 : 1st Donald Duck
16 : Mickey Mouse #1

SERIES 2

9 : 1st Carl Barks Donald Duck “Finds Pirate Gold”
15 : Felix the Cat #1
29 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “& The Mummy’s Ring”
62 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “Frozen Gold”
74 : Marge’s Little Lulu #1
108 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “Terror of the River”
147 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “Volcano Valley”
159 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “Ghost in the Grotto”
178 : 1st Uncle Scrooge / Carl Barks Donald Duck “Christmas on Bear Mountain”
42444189 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “The Old Castle’s Secret”
199 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “Sheriff of Bullet Valley”
203 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “The Golden Christmas Tree”
223 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “Lost in the Andes”
238 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “Voodoo Hoodoo”
256 : Carl Barks Donald Duck “Luck of the North”
386 : Uncle Scrooge #1 / Carl Barks Story and Art
456 : Uncle Scrooge #2 / Carl Barks Story and Art
495 : Uncle Scrooge #3 / Carl Barks Story and Art
596 : 1st Turok (#1)

Little Audrey

1 : 1st Little Audrey

1 : 1st Little Audrey

Little Dot

1: 1st Little Dot

1: 1st Richie Rich

Our Gang Comics

1: 1st Tom & Jerry

1: 1st Tom & Jerry

Peanuts

NN(#1) 1953 : 1st Peanuts Cover. SCARCE

NN(#1) 1953 : 1st Peanuts Cover. SCARCE

Sad Sack

1: 1st Sad Sack

1: 1st Little Dot

Terry-Toons

38 : 1st Mighty Mouse

38 : 1st Mighty Mouse

Tip Top Comics

789096-tiptop_188oct54789117-tiptop_11 : 1st Comic Appearance Fritzi Ritz, Tarzan, Lil Abner, Capt Kids, Broncho Bill
173 : Early Peanuts (Argued 1st Appearance in Comics)
185 : Full Peanuts Cover
186 : Full Peanuts Cover
187 : Full Peanuts Cover
188 : Full Peanuts Cover

United Comics

21 : Early Peanuts (Argued 1st Appearance in Comics)

21 : Early Peanuts (Argued 1st Appearance in Comics)

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories

1 : 1st Issue

1 : 1st Issue

31 : New Barks Donald Duck begins

31 : New Barks Donald Duck begins

One last note, this might appear to be incredibly biased towards Bark Duck books, Peanuts and my dog Snoopy. Most of the books are incredibly difficult to find. Couple that with a huge fan base of comic and non comic collectors alike and you get some very expensive and desirable books. I might personally like them, but that does not hinder my ability to make a sound decision to include or exclude these books. There are in fact another 10 or so Barks Duck Books from the Four Color run that I did not include on this list as once you get into the 1950’s they become a lot easier to acquire and, while they might still be worth grabbing, do not command the prices that the earlier issues do.

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